Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez passed away yesterday at the age of 87. One of the most influential authors of the 20th century, Márquez is best known for his seminal novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. The Colombian novelist is credited with popularizing magic realism, and One Hundred Years of Solitude has become a classroom classic.
For those of you who haven't read One Hundred Years of Solitude, here's a wonderful introduction to the novel by Thomas C. Foster, professor of English at the University of Michigan-Flint and author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor.
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